Child Development Center
The ALIVE! CDC is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. The safety and health of our children, staff, and families come first. Thank you for understanding.
If you have any questions or need assistance finding immediate child care, contact the ALIVE! CDC Director.
About the CDC
The ALIVE! Child Development Center (CDC) is a full-day, year-round nationally accredited early education and child care program for 3 to 5-year old children living in the city of Alexandria.
Founded in 1972, ALIVE! Child Development Center’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable early care and education to children in Alexandria’s low-income and working families. Together with our families, we strive to ensure that each child is well prepared to begin kindergarten.
ALIVE! CDC is open from 6:45 am – 5:45 pm weekdays.
ALIVE! CDC is dedicated to providing positive learning experiences for children through active exploration of their world while maintaining a safe, healthy, and appropriate learning environment.
ALIVE! CDC is a Virginia Preschool Initiative (VPI) Center, aligned with Alexandria City Public Schools, for 4-year old children with prekindergarten early learning curriculum based upon the Virginia Early Learning Foundations.
ALIVE! CDC provides tuition assistance on a sliding-fee scale based upon family income and size. Parents and/or guardians must be working at least 30 hours per week or attending educational or job-related training or school to qualify for assistance.
How to Enroll:
Please download, complete, and return the following:
ALIVE! CDC is accepting applications for the 2019–2020 school year.
ALIVE! CDC offers free health and nutrition screenings, Family Support Program, and many fun activities on a regular basis.
Parents, please find the following documents for your reference:
|Friday, February 7||Celebration of Our Families' Culture @5:45 pm|
|Friday, February 14||Children's Pink and Red Food- Tasting Celebration|
|Monday, February 17||Presidents' Day (CDC Closed)|
|Monday, March 2||Professional Development Day (CDC Closed to Children)|
|Thursday, March 5||Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:3pm – Kindergarten Readiness|
|Thursday, April 2||Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:30 pm – Gift of Literacy|
|Tuesday, April 7||Spring Picture Day @ 9:30 am|
|Friday, April 10||Children’s Egg Hunt|
|Monday, April 13||Professional Development Day (CDC Closed to children)|
|Friday, April 17||Kindergarten Field Trip (Blue Room Only)|
|Friday, May 1||Smithsonian’s National Zoo Field Trip (Parents too)|
|Thursday, May 7||Parent Circle Meeting @ 5:30 pm – Topic TBA|
|Monday, May 25||Memorial Day (CDC Closed)|
|Tuesday, June 9||Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:00-5:30 pm|
|Thursday, June 11||Parent-Teacher Conferences - 3:00-5:30 pm|
|Friday, June 19||Pre-K Graduation (CDC Closing @ 3 pm)|
|Monday, June 26||Summer Fun Begins|
|Friday, July 3||Independence Day Holiday (CDC Closed)|
|Friday, August 28||Last Day of School Year: (CDC Closing @ 5:00 pm)|
|Monday - Friday August 31 - September 4||Cleaning & Training Week (CDC Closed)|
|Monday, September 7||Labor Day Holiday (CDC Closed)|
|Tuesday, September 8||First day of School 2020|
|Thursday, September 17||Back to School Night at 5:30pm (Mandatory for Parents)|